What’s It Like to Canoe Down the Zambezi River?

My ores sliced through the gentle waves with careful precision, propelling my blue canoe effortlessly forwards. A ring-necked dove cooed rhythmically in the distance, just audible over the gentle gurgling of the river. I glanced at the swathes of savannah which flanked the mighty river, long, yellowing grasses rustling in a warm breeze. Beyond the… Read More

Monday, 17 January 2022

My Experience Canoeing Down the Zambezi River (Diary Entries)

The sky was aglow with stars, untainted by any light pollution. I ventured away from the flimsy canvas tents, noticing that the island was shrouded in a suffocating sheet of darkness. At the back of my mind I heard a doubt. Something telling me that I should have just stopped near to the tents to… Read More

Wednesday, 17 November 2021

Canoeing Down The Zambezi: Day 3

This is a travelogue, a personal essay from my canoeing expedition down the Zambezi River between Zambia and Zimbabwe. View more diary entries from this trip here. When I returned from my much-needed trip to pee on hippo island, I noticed the rest of the group rising and unzipping their tents. I was exhausted from… Read More

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Canoeing Down the Zambezi: Night 2

This is a travelogue, a personal essay from my canoeing expedition down the Zambezi River between Zambia and Zimbabwe. View more diary entries from this trip here. The crackling of our campfire sounded in my ears as I sat shrouded in darkness. I moved my feet in small circles, feeling my shoes brush against the… Read More

Friday, 13 May 2016

Canoeing Down the Zambezi: Day 2

This is a travelogue, a personal essay from my canoeing expedition down the Zambezi River between Zambia and Zimbabwe. View more diary entries from this trip here. I blinked open my weary eyes, rubbing sleep out of the corners and barely suppressing a yawn. It was early. Before 7am. Beyond the bottle-green canvas of the… Read More

Monday, 9 May 2016